Data protection declaration

General information

The use of our website is possible without indicating personal data. For the use of individual services of our website, regulations that deviate in this regard may result, which are in this case explained separately in the following. Your personal data (e.g. name, address, e-mail, phone number and the like) are only processed by us in compliance with the regulations of German data protection law. Data constitute personal data if they can be clearly and unambiguously assigned to a specific natural person. You can find the legal basis of data protection in the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG). The regulations detailed in the following insofar serve to inform you about the type, the scope and purpose of collection, the utilization and the processing of personal data by New Hope and Light e.V.

We point out that the internet-based transmission of data features security gaps. Thus, protection from access by third parties without any gaps is not possible.

If you have any questions regarding your data, please contact moc.thgildnaepohwen@ofni.


If you want to get the newsletter offered on our website, please send us an e-mail or use the contact form. We use these data only and exclusively for sending the requested information and offers.

You can repeal your consent to the storage of the data, the e-mail address and to their use for sending the newsletter at any time by sending us an e-mail to this effect.

Contact options

On our website, we offer you the option of contacting us by e-mail and/or via a contact form. In this case, the information provided by the user is stored for the purpose of processing his contact message. The information is not passed on to third parties. Also, the data collected in this way are not matched with data which may possibly be collected by other components of our website.

Collection, use and passing on of data for purchase contract processing and for utilization

We collect personal data if you communicate these to us in the scope of your order. All fields to be filled out are required for contract processing, as you cannot finalize your order without providing this information. Which data are collected is evident from the respective input forms. We use the data provided by you in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 cl. 1 lit b of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for contract processing and for shipping the goods ordered via the company commissioned with the delivery. After complete processing of the contract, including arrears billing, your data are restricted for further processing. After expiry of the mandatory storage periods under tax law and commercial law, the data are deleted, unless you have explicitly consented to the further use of your data or we reserve the right to use the data over and above this, provided that this use is legally permissible and that we inform you about it in this declaration.

Log data

The host of this website automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files which are transmitted by the browser. These are:

  • Browser type and version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • IP of the router connected to the terminal device
  • Time point of the server request
  • The number of downloads of our materials

Such log data cannot be assigned to specific natural persons. These data are not merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to subsequently review these data if definite signs pointing to unlawful use come to our knowledge.

Which personal data we collect and why we collect them


When visitors write comments on our website, we collect the data displayed in the contact form and also the visitor’s IP address and the user-agent string (which serves to identify the browser) in order to support the detection of spam.

Your e-mail address can be used to create an anonymized character string (also called hash) which is then transferred to the Gravatar service in order to verify whether you use this service. You can find the data protection declaration of the Gravatar service at After your comment has been released, your profile picture will be publicly visible in the context of your comment.


If you are a registered user and upload photos to this website, you should avoid uploading photos with an EXIF GPS location. Visitors to this website could download photos stored on this website and extract their location information.


When you write a comment on our website, this may constitute consent to store your name, e-mail address and website in cookies. This is a convenience feature so that when you write another comment, you don’t have to enter all these data afresh. These cookies are stored for one year.

If you have an account and log onto this website, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie does not contain any personal information and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log on, we will set up some cookies to store your login information and display options. Login cookies expire after two days and display option cookies expire after one year. If you select “Stay logged in” when you log on, your login will be maintained for two weeks. When you log off from your account, the login cookies are deleted.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie is stored in your browser. This cookie does not contain any personal data and only refers to the contribution ID of the article you have just edited. The cookie expires after one day.

Embedded contents of other websites

Contributions on this website may contain embedded contents (e.g., videos, images, contributions, etc.). Embedded contents of other websites behave exactly in the same way as if the visitor had visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional tracking services of third parties and record your interaction with this embedded content, including your interaction with the embedded content, if you have an account and are logged on to this website.

How long we store your data

When you write a comment, your comment, including metadata, is stored for an unlimited period of time. This allows us to automatically identify and release follow-up comments instead of detaining them in a moderation queue.

For users who register on our website, we additionally store the personal information they provide in their user profiles. All users can view, change or delete their personal information at any time (the user name cannot be changed). Administrators of the website can also view and change this information.

What rights you have to your data

If you have an account on this website or have written comments, you may request an export of your personal data from us, including all data you have communicated to us. In addition, you may request the deletion of all your personal data that we have stored. This does not include the data that we are required to store due to administrative, legal or safety-relevant necessities.

Where we send your data to

Visitor comments may be examined by an automated spam detection service.

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